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Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I watched David Acer’s latest DVD offering this afternoon and was very impressed by the creativity of him and his friends who took the effort to put together their stuff in this rather unique magic disc.

I feel that the way the DVD is filmed is somewhat similar to ‘Hit the Road’ even though David Acer did a much better job in reducing the jerky motions we often find in DVDs made in this format with a handheld camera.

That being said, this DVD does contain a lot of goodies and is interspersed with all kinds of sleights and tricks. David Acer is an absolute goofball and is really quite entertaining in his wacky presentation of his tricks. I particularly enjoy his trick “Postcards from the Dead”, as it has an uncanny feel to it and it fooled the pants off me. To tell the truth, I actually believed in that split second that there were ghosts in the room when the napkin started moving on its own.

However, I believe that the DVD has been inappropriately named as the foremost title of “Onscreen” only takes up around eight minutes of the total DVD running time. I didn’t try the trick out, but I feel that it might potentially be a hit at parties if you have the presentational skills to pull it off. It just doesn’t suit me as parties being parties, are often hard to get absolute control of the situation and in this trick, timing is impeccable to pull it off flawlessly.

In total, this DVD is definitely worth your while and is a variation from the standard L&L settings we see on most magic DVDs. The DVD offers 21 sleights and routines and you get to see Jay Sankey in his wacky moments (dons on a bear suit), cameo appearances by Richard Sanders, along with David Acer’s other funky friends.

I particularly enjoyed the wild antics and clips mingled into the DVD as it provided more variety apart from just tricks and explanations. Some of the ‘outtakes’ were just downright funny and have to be seen to believe.

This DVD is definitely not for beginners even though simple sleights are briefly taught and mentioned in passing. The invisible turnover pass, the pinky counts for instance are taught in passing and serves to make the tricks easier to master. Overall, this has been a very entertaining dvd and I feel that it has been a good purchase on my part.
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